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LGBTQ+ music guide

Getting started

The Sofia Discovery catalogue is a great place to begin your search for information about LGBTQ+ musicians, composers, and music. The search tool provides access to a wide range of sources in both print and electronic formats, including books, articles, music scores, recordings, videos, and archival materials. For a quick tutorial on using the catalogue, watch the video linked below.


Video tutorial

Search tips

Searching by name

Enter the name of the composer or musician into a general keyword search to discover sources either by or about the individual.

Suggested Subject Headings 

To search by subject heading, go to “Advanced Search” and choose “Subject” from the dropdown menu.

Below are examples of some useful subject headings. Click on the hyperlinked subject headings to access the search results directly.

Location and contacts

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Marvin Duchow Music Library
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
3rd floor - 527 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
Subjects: Music

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